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Assessment Development & Administration Division


Manages the development and administration for all Statewide assessments.

Michelle Center, Director

Phone: 916-319-0803


The Assessment Development and Administration Division is part of the Instruction and Measurement Branch.

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Assessment Information
Administration dates and general assessment information for California public schools.

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
Information for the ELPAC, a required state test for English language proficiency that must be given to students whose primary language is other than English.

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System
System of assessment that assists teachers, administrators, students, and parents by promoting high-quality teaching and learning through the use of a variety of assessment approaches and item types.

California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)
Information for persons who want to leave high school early; includes frequently asked questions, test dates, and toll-free number for assistance.

High School Equivalency (HSE) Tests
Information regarding the use of three high school equivalency tests (General Educational Development Test [GED®], High School Equivalency Test [HiSET®], and Test Assessing Secondary Competency [TASC™]) for students eighteen years old and and older, and seventeen years old in some instances, for the purpose of receiving the California High School Equivalency Certificate.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
Program resources, assessment results, and assistance for participating districts and schools in California.

Physical Fitness Testing (PFT)
Information regarding the physical fitness test required to be administered to students in grades five, seven, and nine.

Questions:   Assessment Development & Administration Division | 916-319-0803
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 15, 2019